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(KIRO TV)   The Skagit River Bridge, which is part of Interstate 5, has collapsed in Washington. People and vehicles are reported to be in the water   (kirotv.com) divider line 710
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2013-05-23 10:42:37 PM  
Terrorists?! O_O
 
2013-05-23 10:42:49 PM  
Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(
 
2013-05-23 10:51:55 PM  

Captain Steroid: Terrorists?! O_O


Never ascribe malfeasance to an act that can just as easily be explained by incompetence
 
2013-05-23 10:52:13 PM  
MOTHMAN STRIKES AGAIN...
 
2013-05-23 10:57:07 PM  
www.apetega.org

At least it wasn't like this one..
 
2013-05-23 11:01:16 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(


Free market solutions.
 
2013-05-23 11:01:32 PM  

markie_farkie: MOTHMAN STRIKES AGAIN...


Came here to say this. Bam
 
2013-05-23 11:01:41 PM  
I drove over that bridge once.
 
2013-05-23 11:01:51 PM  
Over/under on bush's fault? +13hrs
 
2013-05-23 11:02:26 PM  
Yeesh. Gives me flashbacks to when the 35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis. I hope everyone's ok.
 
2013-05-23 11:02:29 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(


Well it was either maintain the bridge or arm Syrian rebel groups. Washington prioritizes these things.
 
2013-05-23 11:03:20 PM  
Thanks OBAMA
 
2013-05-23 11:03:38 PM  
The bridge that collapsed in Minnesota came to mind, but this looks like a pretty small bridge in comparison...
 
2013-05-23 11:03:48 PM  

Girion47: I drove over that bridge once.


Are you okay? Do you need a blanket and coffee?
 
2013-05-23 11:03:58 PM  
Bellinghamster here.

Wow. That's all. Just wow.
 
2013-05-23 11:04:05 PM  

Volkl Yokel: Thanks OBAMA


No, no, no, it's 0bama. Get it right.
 
2013-05-23 11:04:20 PM  
i302.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-23 11:04:32 PM  
Funny. I just read that article in the politics tab about how America became a 3rd world country. Now this...
 
2013-05-23 11:04:34 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(


This. How many times does this shiat have to happen before those assholes in congress and senate goes "Maybe we should fix this shiat."?
 
2013-05-23 11:04:44 PM  

Iron Felix: The bridge that collapsed in Minnesota came to mind, but this looks like a pretty small bridge in comparison...




The river is smaller, but I5 is a pretty important road...
 
Byn
2013-05-23 11:05:04 PM  
False Flag!

...am I doing it right?
 
2013-05-23 11:05:13 PM  
Hey, its not like they washed the thing down with salt like Minnesota did with the I-35W collapse.
 
2013-05-23 11:06:03 PM  
Alex Jones is getting an incredible boner right now.
 
2013-05-23 11:06:36 PM  
Thank God we built all those bridges in Iraq.
 
2013-05-23 11:06:47 PM  

bambi121899: Volkl Yokel: Thanks OBAMA

No, no, no, it's 0bama. Get it right.


Close but still wrong. You're thinking of that bog Irish 0'bama.
 
2013-05-23 11:06:51 PM  

markie_farkie: MOTHMAN STRIKES AGAIN...


pluckyoutoo.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-23 11:07:08 PM  

lokis_mentor: Over/under on bush's fault? +13hrs


I give it 20 minutes.
 
2013-05-23 11:07:08 PM  
 
2013-05-23 11:07:40 PM  

lokis_mentor: Over/under on bush's fault? +13hrs


We budget more for bombs and tanks than we do for things we use every day and can lead to things like this. I would say "both sides are bad" but the Democrats have been fighting for more federal highway/infrastructure money than the Republicans who seem to think prayer will fix our highways and bridges, or selling them to private corporations.

We need to take advantage of historically low borrowing rates, grab $5 trillion and redo our infrastructure to include, highways, bridges, electrical grid, harbors, and airports.

We waved the flag for the Iraq fiasco. We can do twice as much for ourselves and enjoy the return on investment which will increase tax revenues, create jobs, and basically pay for itself. But, actually, this time it would pay for itself. Unlike all those Iraqi oil reserves.

So, your welcome.
 
2013-05-23 11:07:44 PM  
From Google Maps:


ON I-5 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND AT SKAGIT RIVER BRIDGE (MP 228) THERE IS AN INCIDENT BLOCKING ALL LANES. THE STATE PATROL HAS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.
Started: May 23, 2013, 7:18pm
Expected to end: May 23, 2013, 8:24pm

lokis_mentor: Over/under on bush's fault? +13hrs



I'll bite... ITS DUMBYA'S FAULT!

/sarcasm there, son
 
2013-05-23 11:07:46 PM  
 
2013-05-23 11:08:00 PM  
Looks like all of i5 traffic will have to go over highway 9, highway 536, and s Burlington blvd for god knows how long.  Damn that is going to be a cluster fark.
 
2013-05-23 11:08:09 PM  

A Terrible Human: This. How many times does this shiat have to happen before those assholes in congress and senate goes "Maybe we should fix this shiat."?


Im in seattle, and people are already posting on the local news sites about how this happened because we have to feed freeloading welfare folks instead of fixing bridges.
Apparantly, Tanks and bombers are still ok.  I  guess its more important to have tanks, than have bridges that can support them.

Oh yeah, and right wing nut jobs saying this was an Obama drone strike.
 
2013-05-23 11:08:40 PM  
Keep giving money to big oil, fark the infrastructure
 
2013-05-23 11:08:47 PM  

MIKELIVE: lokis_mentor: Over/under on bush's fault? +13hrs

I give it 20 minutes.


Not Bush's fault. The trend of 'Spending fark-all on infrastructure while throwing billions of waste at the military' started long before the Shrub.
 
2013-05-23 11:08:53 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(


You can't fairly blame a single political party for this kind of thing.  For the most part politicians on all local and federal levels and from each of the major political parties have done little about the problem of infrastructure deterioration.  This is despite the issue being a known and common problem for years now.

The fact spending money to fix bridges/dams/roads doesn't look impressive enough on a politician's resume.  They'd rather spend the money on something that will help them get re-elected and hope that the inevitable disasters happen on somebody else's watch.
 
2013-05-23 11:10:16 PM  
I blame Obama . . . and the Mothman.
 
2013-05-23 11:10:29 PM  
I've driven over this bridge at least a couple hundred times at this point. I'm not even sure how people will detour around it.
 
2013-05-23 11:10:29 PM  

bluorangefyre: ON I-5 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND AT SKAGIT RIVER BRIDGE (MP 228) THERE IS AN INCIDENT BLOCKING ALL LANES. THE STATE PATROL HAS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.
Started: May 23, 2013, 7:18pm
Expected to end:  May 23, 2013, 8:24pm


I'm going to be very impressed if they have that bridge rebuilt in 15 minutes.
 
2013-05-23 11:10:39 PM  

nightbringerggz: NewportBarGuy: Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(

You can't fairly blame a single political party for this kind of thing.


No... you really can.
 
2013-05-23 11:11:17 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: I've driven over this bridge at least a couple hundred times at this point. I'm not even sure how people will detour around it.


There's another bridge immediately to the east...but traffic through there will still be a massive clusterfark.
 
2013-05-23 11:11:52 PM  
"Traffic is stopped in both directions..."
Really?!?!? Ya think?!?
 
2013-05-23 11:12:14 PM  
Somehow this is Glenn Beck's fault.

/Mt. Vernon is his hometown
 
2013-05-23 11:12:19 PM  
call me crazy, but Washington is a very blue state.
 
2013-05-23 11:13:05 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: nightbringerggz: NewportBarGuy: Infrastructure spending is for union commies. Seriously, we need to fix our bridges. :(

You can't fairly blame a single political party for this kind of thing.

No... you really can.


You can, until you realize that both parties have had their turn at controlling Congress and the White House and done jack shiat for infrastructure.
 
2013-05-23 11:13:08 PM  

blastoh: A Terrible Human: This. How many times does this shiat have to happen before those assholes in congress and senate goes "Maybe we should fix this shiat."?

Im in seattle, and people are already posting on the local news sites about how this happened because we have to feed freeloading welfare folks instead of fixing bridges.
Apparantly, Tanks and bombers are still ok.  I  guess its more important to have tanks, than have bridges that can support them.

Oh yeah, and right wing nut jobs saying this was an Obama drone strike.


You might mention how it was the left wing nut jobs that spent billions on building a huge tunnel in Seattle just because Boston had one.
 
2013-05-23 11:13:13 PM  
www.aei-ideas.org
 
2013-05-23 11:13:16 PM  
The scary part is that Washingtonian engineers also build many of the world's airplanes.
 
2013-05-23 11:13:29 PM  
I know they were evaluating it for improvement back in '05 and cut loose the actual funding to examine it in 07 after the 35 collapse, but I know it was built in the 50's so it was way past its life.
 
2013-05-23 11:13:42 PM  
Scary! My daughter and I crossed that bridge not 3 hours ago. Traffic is going to really farked here now as there are only a couple ways to get across the Skagit. Commercial flow to and from Canada is screwed. Hwy 9 can't handle it.
 
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